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ix                                           DINOTffJSRIUM                                       2 3

also used thunderbolts. One of the giants was not slain, b
was compelled to stand and bear up the heavens. Atlas hoi
thus the position of the Elephant supporting the globe of Indii
mythology.

The genus Dinotherium, sole representative of the fami
Dinotherlidae, differs In a number of important particulars fro
the true Elephants. In the Elephants, if there is but a sing
pair of Incisors, these are found in the upper jaw; in

IPię. 119.óDinothertwm, giffanfeum*    Side view of skull, -jfoth natural size.
Miocene, Germany.     (After Kaup.)
theriwm, there is apparently but a single pair, but these
implanted in the lower jaw, the symphysls of which is
prolonged and greatly bent downwards, so that the tusks
at right angles to the long axis of the head, and are even IM
backwards. The molar teeth are five in number on each side
each jaw and are bi- or tri-lophodont, not unlike those of the Ta|
There is no cement in the valleys between the ridges of tit
teeth, and there is a regular succession, the premolars being t
and the molars three.1 All the teeth are in use at the same til
1 There are, however, three milk forerunners of the premolars, of which
has no successor.